William M. Ambrose of Duxbury formerly of Plymouth, Ashland, and Framingham died on December 4, 2016 at Bay Path Nursing and Rehab in Duxbury after a courageous 42-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He is the beloved husband of 55 years of Louise A. (Frizzell) Ambrose and the devoted father of Michael W. Ambrose and his wife Nancy of Sharon, Vermont, Kathleen Nielsen and her husband Niels of Marshfield, and Christopher Ambrose and his wife Jenny of North Bridgton, Maine. Proud grandfather of Annelise and Christina Nielsen and Madeline and Fletcher Ambrose. Brother of Jean Plante of New York and the late Mary Maier. Also sharing in grief are many loving nieces and nephews.
Born on January 29, 1936, he was son of the late Michael and Irene (Carberry) Ambrose.
He was a 1958 graduate of Boston College.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later went to work as a Sales Representative for Fabreeka Co. in Stoughton.
He raised his family in Ashland where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the Ashland school committee for 15 years.
He will be remembered for his quick wit and his great sense of humor. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. He was an inspiration and has left the world a better place. The family extends their gratitude for the exceptional care and compassion provided by Baypath Nursing Facility.
Visiting hours will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the vestibule of Holy Family Church at 601 Tremont Street, Duxbury.
A funeral mass will be held immediately following at 11 a.m.in the church.
Interment with military honors will take place on Monday, December 12 at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital at PO Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or at www.stjude.org.